Make home security a priority when you’re away on vacation.
The holidays can be a great time to get out of Boston to visit family you rarely see, hit the slopes, or escape to the beach. No matter how you spend your time away, you need to make sure your house is safe while you’re away.
A house that is empty can be an opportunity for burglars, so before you pack your bags, prepare to protect the stuff back home in Massachusetts.
At Point Insurance, we want to make it a little easier for you to get out of town with peace of mind and get back to everything you left behind, so here are some tips to prepare your Massachusetts home before you go.
Lock it. Check and double check that you have locked all doors and windows.
Check under the rug. If you keep a spare key outside your house, remove it. Instead, give the key to a trusted friend or neighbor in case someone needs to enter in an emergency.
Communicate. Inform a friend or neighbor that you will be away. Ask them to keep an eye on the house and give them a way to reach you to report suspicious activity. But don̵7;t communicate your absence on social media!
Refrain from deliveries. Be sure to stop the delivery of packages, mail, newspapers, and anything else that might pile up on your front porch. Ask your trusted friend or neighbor to pick up these items every other day.
Remove temptations. Do not leave wrapped gifts or expensive electronics visible through windows and doors.
From Point Insurance, we wish you and your family (and your home and belongings) a very safe and joyful holiday season!
If you are the victim of a theft this holiday season, your homeowners and umbrella policies may offer protection. To know for sure, review your policies with us at Point.